Search flights to Laos

Number of flights per week1Currency
LAK
Flight Duration
17 hour
Top destinationsVientiane
Most popular airlineChina Eastern AirlinesMost popular airportWattay Intl. Airport
About Laos

Officially known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laos is located in Southeast Asia, on the Indochinese Peninsula, north of the South China Sea. The country shares borders with China to the north, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand and Myanmar to the west. The original homeland of the Laotian people, who migrated to the Indochinese Peninsula, was actually in areas belonging to the People's Republic of China. Despite experiencing numerous internal conflicts and wars, Laos has managed to survive until the present day, maintaining its existence, primarily under communist rule.
Administratively consisting of 16 provinces and one municipality, the capital of Laos is Vientiane. Other cities outside Vientiane include Luang Prabang, Pakxe, Seno, Thakhek, and Vang Vieng. The majority of the population is of Lao descent, with the remaining composed of ethnic groups such as the Tal, Meo, and Man tribes. Although the official language of Laos is Lao, French and English are also widely spoken. With a population of around 4.5 million, the official currency used in the country is the Kip. Due to nearly 70% of the country being covered by forests and mountainous areas, the forestry sector is highly developed.
Although not rich in minerals, tin, and iron are significant sources of income. Additionally, Laos has sufficient resources for copper, lead, and petroleum. With 90% of the population engaged in agriculture, the agricultural sector in Laos primarily revolves around rice production and export. Besides rice fields, the country also cultivates corn, cotton, coffee, tobacco, hemp, various spices, and poppies. Coconut satisfies the oil demand. Well-developed in large-scale livestock farming, Laos mainly exports to neighboring countries. Exported products include wood products, clothing, electricity, tin, cotton, leather, timber, cardamom, dammar gum, lacquer, and gray coffee. The industrial sector is almost non-existent, with only handicrafts prevailing, and there is limited production of cigarettes, matches, and boats.
Laos has a hot and humid climate, varying between subtropical and tropical. May to October sees frequent monsoon rains, with the highest rainfall occurring in the Bolaven Plateau. The hottest months are April and May, while January experiences harsh cold with temperatures dropping to -3 degrees Celsius.
Every October, various boat racing events are organized under the name of boat races throughout most regions of Laos. The Baun Khao Padubdin Festival is held in August each year in the capital, Vientiane. Another significant festival, the Bun That Luang Festival, takes place every November at the Pha That Luang Temple.
Similar to Thai cuisine, traditional Laotian cuisine heavily incorporates vegetables and medicinal herbs into its dishes. Rice is a staple food in the country. A local dish called Laap, a type of meat salad, is quite delicious. The rich seafood offerings in Laotian cuisine provide a variety of interesting fish dishes. Additionally, a unique dish called Ping Kai, a chicken dish served with banana leaves is also part of the diverse culinary landscape in Laos.

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Which airlines have flights to Laos?

Lao Skyway, Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines, Scoot, Thai Airways Intl, China Eastern Airlines, Vietjet, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, Emirates organize flights to Laos.

To which Laos cities are there direct flights from the USA?

Laos cities with direct flights from the USA: Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha, Pakse, Vientiane.

Which airlines have direct flights to Laos?

Airlines that offer direct flights to Laos: Lao Skyway, Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines, Scoot, Thai Airways Intl, Vietjet.

Which are the most popular Laos airports?

The most popular airports in Laos: Luang Prabang Intl., Louangnamtha, Pakse Intl., Wattay Intl..

Which are the most popular Laos cities?

Most popular Laos cities: Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha, Pakse, Vientiane.